Domestic Violence against Men

  • Ankita Sahoo
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  • Ankita Sahoo

    Student in KIIT School Of Law, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

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It is the harsh truth that in today’s world men are also victimised under domestic violence. When people come up with the topic domestic violence the often thing the woman is the victim, and the man is the one who has committed violence against her. This is often true, but it cannot dim the fact that male is also victimised under domestic violence by females as well as males of the family. Domestic violence against male is more prevalent than we may think. And ignoring these social treats against males can lead to significant harm to these victims. From the name of the act i.e., Domestic Violence against Women Act, suggest that the act is to empower women and safeguard the rights of women against domestic violence. The said Act clearly states it focuses on female against domestic violence excluding males from the same. Having sympathy towards women and assumption of innocence in case of women in similar cases would lead to disproportionate punishment and liabilities for both men and women. The fact that females are mostly the sufferer under cruelty and domestic violence has led the country in making of gender biased laws. Nowadays females are misusing these laws against male by making false accusation and threatening to sue them under section 498-A of Indian penal code. With changing gender roles this has to be stopped and strict laws must be enforced to reduce such social threats in the country and eradicating gender biased laws eventually.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 2, Page 2816 - 2821


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